Slickness Black

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Description:

This is a very very black modification of
my slickness theme.
I made it cause someone here at gnome-look
asked if I could.

New feature since version 0.3:
You can now choose colors using gnome
theme manager.
It is my very first try at something like this so it might not work exactly as planned.

Feedback of any kind is always welcome :D

To fix browser problems go here:
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Darkfix+%28+easy+fix+for+browsers+%29?content=74504

that fix will fix all your browser problems :)

A HUGE thanks to code933k for making it!!

!!!IMPORTANT!!!

To install:
1.Download the file to your desktop
2.Right click the file and select extract here
3.open a terminal and run these commands:
first:
sudo cp -r $HOME/Desktop/SlicknesS-black /usr/share/themes
second:
sudo chmod 777 /usr/share/themes/SlicknesS-black/Slickness-black.jpg

4.Open the theme manager, you can now
see the SlicknesS-black theme as a theme,
when you click on it , it suggests
taners amazing wallpaper he made for this theme!!
click apply to apply the wallpaper!

the icon theme it suggests is this one:

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/black-white+2+Style?content=72619

any problems with the install let me know!!!!

One REALLY HUGE thank you to artist Taner
for his fantastic wallpaper!

Gerva has made a fix that fixes openoffice problems! :
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Openoffice+fix+for+slickness+black+theme?content=77415

Thanks Gerva!
Last changelog:

12 years ago

0.1 Fixed some bugs, Improved look of overall look, (should be more usable now)
changed look of toolbar and other things.

0.1.1 Fixed a bug where when you renamed a file
in nautilus you couldn't see the cursur.

0.2 Changed the colorscheme a little, a bit brighter now (but it's easier to spot some widgets that has focus etc.)
Some other minor changes.

0.3 You don't like my colorscheme?
choose your own colors in gnome theme manager. (just click restore to defaults
if something goes wrong).

0.3.2 Changed default colorscheme again and
improved the active/selected/normal colorshading
Fixed a bug that made some trayicons to
be drawn 1 pixel too low (Many thanks to
Moomex for that!!!!!!) ,made some minor tweaking to some elements (ie tabs are smaller now).

0.4 Made new scrollbar-sliders (older ones
where hard to spot), made completely new
entry style, fixed some uglyness in genereal. new listheaders. (in the first
screenshot I use macmenu hack version,
but this looks exactly like it except
for the menubar ofc)

0.5 Changed the scrollbarsliders a little,
removed the shadow from inactive fonts (as requested)
,included a fix for firefox (not mine).

0.5.1 Managed to remove the disabled font
shadow on treeview text too, (if you find
it someplace else let me know)

0.5.5 Fixed a bug where gimp showed ugly widgets
and removed the spacing between metacity
buttons.

0.6 Fixed a bug where various apps inherited
the toolbar style.

0.6.2 Fixed more bugs... Gimp should look
fine now.

0.8 Now comes as a full theme package,
Including Taners amazing wallpapaer!!
plus I fixed some bugs and improved some stuff.

0.9 You can now have white input boxes
(as shown on screenshot 2) cause I changed
some color inheritance (combobox now has
different inhertitance and cursor in
box inherits text color).

Debianized

12 years ago

I like the new scrollbars, very nice and adds some polish. I wonder what will be the next improvement :-)

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Debianized

12 years ago

I also recommend this theme to be included in a default gnome install.

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josebama

12 years ago

wow! it's a very nice theme!!

how did you do the panel like that? could you explain me step-by-step? because I'm trying to customize my panel and I can't put the buttons of the windows manager like that, they have a solid colour (I don't know if it is said like that) background.

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TheRob

12 years ago

Thanks!!

As for the panel if you have installed my theme
it should look like in the screenshot.
I have made bottom panel 32px high(right click on panel
and choose properties and in size inputbox
type 32 and press enter) , as for the window
borders , click customize in theme manager
and go to borders and select slickness black.

Also , if the buttons look funny then you should
check that you have pixmap engine installed.

Hope this helps, let me know if you have
other problems :)

//Robert

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josebama

12 years ago

Thanks for all!!! you are the best!!!

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TheRob

12 years ago

Thank you guys !

Both those themes are extremely beatiful and well done!

However I don't use compiz all the time
and therefor can not use emerald all the
time, and I prefer to have the same look
with and without compiz :)

I tried to make slickness theme to have
integrated titlebar and menubar (I like it
like that).

I have been meaning to port my slickness
metacity theme to emerald also, I just
don't know how to and I really don't use
emerald that often.

If someone knows a fast and easy way to
port it to emerald and is willing to do
so I'd be very very grateful!!

and btw, cool spanish saying :D

//Robert

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Kaeron

12 years ago

I forgot to comment about an emerald theme that suits really well with the theme. It's located here in gnome-look:

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/radial?content=71352

I personally use the thinner one. Give it a try, it's worth of it. If u dont have emerald window decorator installed just type in a terminal "sudo apt-get install emerald" later on, to use it as your window decorator, just type "emerald --replace" that one will replace compiz gtk decorator with emerald.

Hope this helps making your desktop more lovely ^^

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someguydude

12 years ago

KOREMIN also complements this theme INCREDIBLY well.

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Kaeron

12 years ago

I have some problems with OpenOffice toolbars icons. Icons are not shown, i only see text instead of icons. Dont know if that's because of the engine or it's just a bug. Any ideas about that?

Anyway great theme, already using it. Keep this great work going on ^^

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TheRob

12 years ago

Thank you for your constructive feedback!!

Check screenshot 3 , it should answer to
your questions regarding openoffice :)

If it doesn't I will try to explain better.

//Robert

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Kaeron

12 years ago

Solved the problem. Thnx so much for help now the theme fits perfectly. Best dark theme of all i tried. And as we say in spain in a more or less literal translation u'll never go to sleep without learning anything new ^^ (Nunca te acostaras sin aprender algo mas).

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someguydude

12 years ago

...but Pidgin's colors are a bit wonky. There's gray text on white in received messages, and the name of the sender is dark blue on black. Otherwise? Dynamite.

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TheRob

12 years ago

Thanks!

Seems that you are right about pidgin...

I will try to fix that :)

//Robert

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reference2myself

12 years ago

A temporary fix for pidgin is go Tools/Preferences/Conversations and uncheck "Show formatting on incoming messages". Then it will use your system colors instead of the colors the other person has set.

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Takatalvi

12 years ago

most beautiful dark theme i've ever used, thanks!!!

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TheRob

12 years ago

Thank you so very much for those words man!!

//Robert

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kimxk

12 years ago

Whats the matching window decoration in your screenshots?

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TheRob

12 years ago

It's slickness black... It's included in the
pckage, if you installed with theme manager
just click customize (in the theme manager)
and go to borders and select it there :)

//Robert

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TheRob

12 years ago

Great to hear I managed to change the
things you wanted coagen!

As for address bar:
If you want more contrasting colors in input boxes (ie address bars)
just select so in the gnome theme manager :)
just click customize theme and go to colors.

Hope this helps!

//Robert

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coagen

12 years ago

You did! And fast! Thanks!

Since I've been using your theme I've noticed something...
When you right click on the desktop the icons appear in the lighter column in the left, but if you follow your instructions (unchecking use system colors) for firefox, you'll notice the same thing does not happen in firefox when you right click on a webpage. Does this mean that one would have to develop a "slickness" firefox theme as well to correct this... or maybe a firefox theme that just set the column width properly...
I used to use this firefox theme:https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3248

Did I mention this is the best black gnome theme I've ever used? Thanks again!

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TheRob

12 years ago

forgot to mention, yes that means that I
have to create a firefox theme to correct
this.

I have absolutely no Idea on how to make
one, when I have the time, maybe I make
a shot at it!

//Robert

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TheRob

12 years ago

Yes I am aware of that :(
It happens because firefox is not a gtk app
and therefor does not obey gtk...
I really don't know how to explain this
but it is a problem with firefox and not
with the theme, If however someone has discovered
a workaround I'd be more than happy to
hear from him :)

very sorry!

P.S. browsers like epiphany and galeon
doensn't have this problem , if you want
, you can try them out!
(they both build on the mozilla engine
so they are just as fast as firefox)

Thanks again for your kind words coagen!!

//Robert

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Debianized

12 years ago

Love this theme but I was wondering if there is a way to make the letters in the firefox address bar and download manager a bit more visible?

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coagen

12 years ago

Wow, that was quick! It really looks perfect now! Great work!

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TheRob

12 years ago

Many many thanks to Moomex for the bugfixes (I don't know how the F*** he figured it out!) and very kind feedback!!

I tried to fix the things coagen asked me to, I'm not sure if I got it right...

I made the tabs,menubar and toolbar-buttons a little smaller :)

Your feedback is highly appreciated!
I am Very glad you like my theme!

//Robert

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12 years ago

0.1 Fixed some bugs, Improved look of overall look, (should be more usable now)
changed look of toolbar and other things.

0.1.1 Fixed a bug where when you renamed a file
in nautilus you couldn't see the cursur.

0.2 Changed the colorscheme a little, a bit brighter now (but it's easier to spot some widgets that has focus etc.)
Some other minor changes.

0.3 You don't like my colorscheme?
choose your own colors in gnome theme manager. (just click restore to defaults
if something goes wrong).

0.3.2 Changed default colorscheme again and
improved the active/selected/normal colorshading
Fixed a bug that made some trayicons to
be drawn 1 pixel too low (Many thanks to
Moomex for that!!!!!!) ,made some minor tweaking to some elements (ie tabs are smaller now).

0.4 Made new scrollbar-sliders (older ones
where hard to spot), made completely new
entry style, fixed some uglyness in genereal. new listheaders. (in the first
screenshot I use macmenu hack version,
but this looks exactly like it except
for the menubar ofc)

0.5 Changed the scrollbarsliders a little,
removed the shadow from inactive fonts (as requested)
,included a fix for firefox (not mine).

0.5.1 Managed to remove the disabled font
shadow on treeview text too, (if you find
it someplace else let me know)

0.5.5 Fixed a bug where gimp showed ugly widgets
and removed the spacing between metacity
buttons.

0.6 Fixed a bug where various apps inherited
the toolbar style.

0.6.2 Fixed more bugs... Gimp should look
fine now.

0.8 Now comes as a full theme package,
Including Taners amazing wallpapaer!!
plus I fixed some bugs and improved some stuff.

0.9 You can now have white input boxes
(as shown on screenshot 2) cause I changed
some color inheritance (combobox now has
different inhertitance and cursor in
box inherits text color).

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